Ontario Invests in New Dynamic Earth Tourism Exhibits
Province Helping to Expand Unique Northern Attraction
Ontario is investing in a significant expansion of Science North's Dynamic Earth attraction, strengthening the northern tourism sector and helping draw visitors to Sudbury.
Thanks to a $1-million investment from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), new displays will be created for this popular science centre. The project includes construction of an outdoor science park that will feature interactive earth science and mining themed exhibits. Other improvements include new modern mining exhibits and an upgrade to the Nickel City Stories multimedia theatre.
In addition, Science North will also be working with northern communities to offer a "Northern Nature Trading experience" attraction, where visitors can trade and build collections of natural objects.
Strengthening the North's tourism sector is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four‑part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
- In the Sudbury region, the NOHFC has invested $155 million in 906 projects, creating or sustaining more than 2,700 jobs, since 2003.
- The NOHFC’s investments in economic development are an important part of the Ontario government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.
- In 2013, Science North had over 340,000 admissions, over 44,000 student visits and almost 47,000 participants in science programs and workshops.
“Science North continues to provide residents and visitors with amazing, educational experiences found only in the North. We are pleased to support the expansion of Dynamic Earth, and enhance the centre’s visitor experience.”
“I am very pleased that the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation is supporting the expansion of the Dynamic Earth facility. Not only will new attractions draw tourists to the Sudbury area, but provide our residents with exciting experiences close to home.”
“Developing new experiences is essential to maintaining Dynamic Earth as a must see attraction and in bringing tourists to the North. These unique exhibits and enlightening underground tour will create an exciting element of change at Dynamic Earth. We are thankful for the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation’s support on this project.”